Placement of Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. People who have lost teeth regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are tiny, titanium posts placed in the jawbone under the gums to support artificial teeth where natural teeth are missing. Over a period of time, the jawbone actually attaches itself to these posts, providing a strong foundation for the artificial teeth attached to them.
Anyone who is missing teeth and can benefit from increased chewing efficiency, and improved appearance or speech, is a candidate for dental implants. Implants can be the solution when it has become difficult or impossible to wear removable dentures. Portions of the jaw that are missing due to a facial trauma, disease, or birth defect can often be reconstructed using implants.
Dr. Dirig will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants by doing on 3D scan of the area to determine if there is enough width and depth of bone. This is crucial for Dental Implants. As a rule, age is not a barrier to implant treatment if you are in good health. In fact, many people of all ages are choosing dental implants over other procedures, because the result is a natural appearance that is intended to be permanent.